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Vegan Chocolate Gifts
Chocolate Gifts for Your Vegan Valentine
Valentine's Day has been celebrated for centuries and chocolates have been an important part of it. Why are chocolates a part of Valentine's Day? Well, because everyone loves chocolate! Especially Vegans.
Isn't all chocolate vegan? All chocolate starts out vegan since it comes from a plant. Some chocolate is highly processed and has a lot of fillers including milk which makes it non-vegan. Can chocolate without milk and fillers be yummy? YES!
There are lots of chocolate gifts for your sweetheart.I'll discuss the many options below. Some are edible and some are not. Let's see what gifts we can find.
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"All you need is love.
But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt."
Vegan Chocolate Assortments
Who doesn't love a box of chocolates to sort through and find their favorite? Finding your favorite chocolate us one of the great things about receiving a box of chocolates.
There is a wide selection of chocolate assortments to choose from that are Vegan. Chocolates covered nuts and caramels, truffles. You're sure to find something here for your loved one.
Assorted Truffles (Milk Fudge, Raspberry, Coffee, Grand Marnier and Salted Caramel) in this heart shaped box. Sure to be a big hit with your sweetheart ! Milk Free, Nut Free, Gluten Free, Egg Free.
You won't miss the cream in this delightful, and sophisticated non dairy chocolate collection! 6 pieces total. 2 Pieces: Dark Coconut Raspberry-72% bittersweet chocolate with a coconut, dark chocolate, and raspberry filling. 2 Pieces: Dark Espresso-72% bittersweet chocolate with a full flavored dark espresso filling. 2 Pieces: Salted, premium, macadamia nuts dipped in 72% dark chocolate. No artificial ingredients or preservatives. Gift boxed in a classy chocolate brown box with double sided brown satin ribbon, and gift tag.
Shiny red Valentine box filled with vegan, chocolate-covered caramels.
Do you prefer chocolate for Valentines Day?
A Frog for Your Sweetie
This frog may be too cute to eat! It's holding a heart to show it's full of love. If your sweetheart is an animal lover they will definitely love this frog!
Go Chocolate Dipping!
Surprise your honey with a pot of chocolate. Fondues are easy to set up, fun and yummy. It's a great way to end a meal or start . . . I'll let you use your imagination for the "start" part.
You'll need a few ingredients including vegan chocolate. Fruit such as strawberries, bananas, apples, oranges and pineapple are great for dipping into the chocolate. You may also want to use bread of any kind including banana bread or other fruit breads.
Below are a two simple vegan chocolate fondue recipes.
VEGAN CHOCOLATE FONDUE RECIPE
12 ounces semisweet vegan chocolate chips
3/4 cup dairy free milk - such as soy, almond, coconut or ice milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1. Combine the chocolate chips, soy milk, vanilla extract, and almond extract in a slow cooker.
2. Turn the cooker on "high" and cook, stirring occasionally, until the chips are completely melted and the sauce is smooth.
3. Serve in a fondue pot, or in the slow cooker set on "low", with assorted bite size food for dipping (strawberries, bananas, pineapple, pretzels, cookies, brownies, etc.).
Recipe from: http://www.food.com/recipe/Award-Winning-Vegan-Chocolate-Fondue-288486
VEGAN CHOCOLATE MOCHA FONDUE
1/2 cup strong brewed coffee
2 tbsp sugar
8 ounces vegan chocolate, broken into pieces
2 tbsp margarine
1/2 tsp vanilla
1. Warm coffee in fondue pot over medium low heat. Add sugar and stir well until sugar is completely dissolved.
2. Add chocolate, margarine, then vanilla, stirring until chocolate is melted.
3. Keep warm in fondue pot.
Recipe from: http://vegetarian.about.com/od/desertrecipes/r/veganfondue1.htm
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Vegan Valentine's Easy Chocolate Fondue
This video has a very simple chocolate vegan fondue recipe. Enjoy!
For Your Fondue You May Need:
Electric fondue set suitable for chocolate, cheese, broth or oil. Includes base, bowl, temperature probe, 8 fondue forks, and fork rack. Elegant, brushed stainless-steel 3-quart bowl with nonstick interior. Removable temperature control is adjustable for wide range of recipes. Unit is safe for immersion and dishwasher; stands 6-1/4 inches high, bowl is 8-1/4 inches in diameter
Hats off to a marvelous dinner. Trudeau does home entertaining right … right, with fondue. As the perfect party dish, fondue lets guests be their own personal chefs; it is delicious, healthy and fun any time of year. Meat, cheese or chocolate; party, dinner or holiday celebration—turn ordinary into extraordinary! Trudeau is known throughout the world for its high quality products and the Sundial Chocolate Fondue Set is no exception. Set includes a 12 oz stoneware pot, four stainless steel chocolate forks, safety burner, and colored wire stand. 7 pieces total! Gift box included.
This fountain features a 3-tier plastic tower with a stainless steel base. It works as good as it looks, carrying melted white or brown chocolate from the base to the top of its tower with a powered auger. Give any event the feeling of a "catered affair" by providing your guests with fresh strawberries, marshmallows, pretzels, and other goodies to dip into the flowing chocolate.
Rich, smooth and craveable, Enjoy Life chocolate chips are the perfect addition to any recipe. Free of dairy, soy and gluten, these semi-sweet chips satisfy everyone's chocolate cravings. Enjoy them in your favorite cookie or dessert recipe or by the handful! At Enjoy Life, our whole business is making smile-good foods that keep people’s insides happy.
The luxuriously deep flavor and smooth texture of Ghirardelli Premium Baking Chocolate delivers the ultimate chocolate indulgence. We hand-select the world's finest cocoa beans and roast them to perfection, then blend the purest ingredients to achieve our award-winning chocolate. Experience the Ghirardelli Difference.
Just in case your valentine has had enough chocolate to eat, here's something for the other senses. Two rose-patterned chocolate vegan soaps that not only look and smell good but also cleanse and hydrate your skin. The gift set includes two rose-shaped bars of natural chocolate rose soap in one heart-shaped box. You will both enjoy these soaps.
Show your love with natural Chocolate Rose Gift Soap. These two rose-patterned chocolate vegan soaps make great gift ideas for Valentine's Day, anniversaries, or any other occasion!